Love at First Lomo: Horizon Perfekt

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The is the beginning of the never ending love story of me and my Horizon Perfekt. Read more after the break.

Horizon Perfekt is not my first Lomo camera. I presume it’s not any lomographer’s first as well, as it’s very pricey to be the first.

How did I fall in love with the Horizon? I think it dates back about 3 years ago, when I had just began to build up my own LomoHome. One day as usual as I was browsing random Photos from the community, I saw this amazing picture, which later on I found out that it was taken in La Pedrera, Barcelona (and that’s my major drive to Barcelona!!). It’s definitely a love at the first sight.

Courtesy of fellow lomographer – my guru

This picture has been my wallpaper for a few years from now. I have no clue anymore (as I was still very new that time but I managed to save this picture) who’s the great lomographer behind this picture, could someone please light up the end of the tunnel for me please?

From then on, I started to save up for my Horizon. About a year ago, Lomography announced that they had reduced the price of Horizon, I knew that it’s not that far from me anymore. But I still hesitated due to its price… until the day, that I finally booked my flight to Barcelona, I told myself that THIS IS THE TIME!! So I happily made my purchase from the online store, waited for the package, unpacked the box, and flew to Barcelona few days after.

For days, I carried my new darling around my neck all around Catalonia, snapping pictures with full enthusiasm, changing one roll after another… And then, on the evening before I left, I suddenly realized that the film rewind lever did not move when I pulled the advanced lever… WHAT!?!!! So I hurried to the nearest Lomography Store and tried to get the problem fixed.

Survivor shots in Barcelona

Anyway, let’s cut the long story short, the outcome is that I didn’t get to capture anything with all the rolls previously taken, anything thereafter was okay but it was such a sad story.

So my advice is, get yourself familiarized with your new darling before going on together to a new journey because you would never know what kind of surprises you might get, as in not all surprises are welcoming.

But trust me, the Horizon Perfekt is definitely worth every penny you spend. The satisfaction that it brings to you is just priceless. Take a look at my Bali shots a month later!

Horizon at Bali!

Happy our first Valentine’s Day to you, my love.

More Bali, with Tungsten~

What was the first Lomo camera you owned and fell in love with? Share your stories and check out our requested posts for this month to earn more Piggies! Meanwhile, you can check out other Love at First Lomo stories from our community members.

written by lihooi on 2012-02-18 in #lifestyle #perfekt #love #valentine #horizon #love-at-first-lomo #malaysia #lomo

8 Comments

  1. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    I ♥ Perfekt too !

  2. lihooi
    lihooi ·

    yay @adzfar!! ^^

  3. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    Dear lihooi! The picture is taken by @panelomo !:D www.lomography.com/photos/tags/2643-happy/popular/6261344

  4. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    I'm saving up for perfekt or maybe kompakt, too!

  5. lihooi
    lihooi ·

    @eva_eva oooh so near yet so far!! finally i know!! thanks!! ^^
    @superkulisap super!!! :D

  6. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    :D

  7. af-capture
    af-capture ·

    Love this

  8. lihooi
    lihooi ·

    ^^

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